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Rivlin eulogizes ‘brave leader’ Mubarak, who ‘forged new relationship of peace’

President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday sent a letter of condolence to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the death of predecessor Hosni Mubarak, who died a day earlier at the age of 91 in a Cairo hospital.

“He was one of the brave leaders, Israeli and Egyptian, who forged a new relationship of peace between us. In doing so, they created the possibility of further reconciliation across the region and the benefits it could bring to us all. I hope and pray that we will be able to fulfill their legacy soon,” Rivlin wrote.

“We still remember him coming to Israel to pay his respects at the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who he referred to as ‘my friend,’” he added.

Rivlin said that he sent his condolences to Mubarak’s family and the people of Egypt.

Header: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, right, and Vice President Hosni Mubarak (GettyImage)